Saint Gregory the Theologian – Gold Plated Lithography  – Mount Athos

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A beautiful gold plated lithography with Saint Gregory the Theologian. A work of art from Mount Athos with great aesthetic value.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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Gold Plated Lithography with Saint Gregory the Theologian

Saint Gregory the Theologian spent six years in Athens studying rhetoric, poetry, geometry and astronomy. When he completed his education, Saint Gregory remained for a certain while at Athens as a teacher of rhetoric but later he quietly left and returned to his parents at Nazianzus. Saint Basil the Great made Saint Gregory bishop of the city of Sasima, a small town between Caesarea and Tyana. Later Saint Gregory came to Constantinople to combat heresy. In the year 379 he began to serve and preach in a small church called «Anastasis» (which means resurrection). Saint Gregory battled against impossible odds to defeat false doctrine. Saint Gregory’s literary works (orations, letters, poems) show him as a worthy preacher of the truth of Christ. In five sermons or «Theological Orations», Saint Gregory first of all defines the characteristics of a theologian.

Gold Plated Lithography: Characteristics

This particular icon has been created with the technique of lithography and it has embossed letters a technique done entirely by hand. Monks are learning the technique of lithography at iconography workshops at Mount Athos so they can create with love and patience these excellent artworks. At this icon the monk used a lithographic copy of Byzantine art to create this artwork. He also applied the process of artificial maturation by hand to give this icon unique aesthetic value. In addition this icon has been gold plated and as a result the quality and overall aesthetics of the work is being upgraded.

 

Origin: Mount Athos

 

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